by Lynne Whitbeck | Mar 28, 2023 | Down to Earth, Rangeland Science, Rural Communities, Wildfire
Many entities, public and private, are working to help agrarians whose livelihoods are disrupted. But what do they do, how do they coordinate…and what are the sticky points?
by Sam Hinkle | Aug 23, 2022 | Climate Change, Down to Earth, Policy, Wildfire
Linda and Larry Faillace imported milk sheep following USDA guidelines and started a cheese making business in Vermont––only to have their animals confiscated and killed by the USDA under the pretext of a disease that sheep don’t get. Listen to find out why.
by Lynne Whitbeck | Aug 11, 2022 | Climate Change, Down to Earth, Policy, Wildfire
New Mexico Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez is working not only to help the people and businesses affected by fires and floods, but also to build back land that is more resilient. All of which is easier said than done.
by Lynne Whitbeck | Jul 12, 2022 | Down to Earth, Farming, Rural Communities, Wildfire, Working with Nature
Carol Ekarius has worked in both large- and small-scale farming, and has written many books for hobby farmers. And she’s led organizations devoted to watershed restoration and sustainable agriculture. She talks about the daunting challenges ahead—and gives us some reasons for hope.
by Lynne Whitbeck | May 10, 2022 | Climate Change, Down to Earth, Water, Wildfire
Wildfires across the West are burning out of control and causing catastrophic losses to landscapes and communities. How did we get here, and how can we better manage fire in the future? Lesli Allison walks us through the complexities and dangers––and the critical importance of land management.
by Lynne Whitbeck | Feb 4, 2020 | Climate Change, Down to Earth, Farming, Racial Equity, Soil, Wildfire, Working with Nature
Farmers in Australia work as fire fighters–but they don’t always do effective fire prevention. We talk to farm planner Darren Doherty talks about the devastation, causes, and opportunities arising from the bush fires.